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米歇尔爱看"唐顿庄园" 致信电视台要提前看

2012-11-18 11:11中国日报

The reelection is won, so it's no wonder Michelle Obama is looking for some relaxing entertainment to get through those four more years.

And the first lady of the United States is turning to British television to get her quick fix.

It has been reported that Michelle Obama is such a big fan of hit show Downton Abbey, that she turned to ITV bosses to try and get her hands on season three, ahead of its official US release date.

The Sun reports that the first lady and the president are both massive fans of the hit drama, and didn't want to wait until the series returned on US television on January 6.

Michelle reportedly contacted ITV to ask to send her a few DVDs with new episodes, which they did, making sure the couple can cuddle up on the sofa to see the latest developments in Downton, in between running the country of course.

A source at ITV tells the newspaper: 'We'd heard the Obamas liked to watch it but we were very surprised when someone from the First Lady's office got in touch asking for the series.'

'They were very polite and we were more than happy to sort out some DVDs to send over.'

However, ITV said they hoped the Obamas could keep a secret and not spoil the big finale for the rest of the overseas fans.

The source continued: 'Obviously, we hope they keep the spoilers to themselves as our US fans may not know about ... well, you know what!'

The costume drama is very popular across the world and the audience loves how quintessentially British the show is.

But the President is such a fan, he even invited Downton stars Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern - the Earl and Countess of Grantham - to his White House dinner for David Cameron in March.

Meanwhile, British actor Damien Lewis recently revealed that the President is also an avid fan of his show Homeland, and had also requested a signed DVD box of the American spy series.

美国总统奥巴马连任成功后,米歇尔终于可以找些让人放松的娱乐活动来消遣,度过未来的四年时光了。

美国第一夫人米歇尔向英国一家电视台索要《唐顿庄园》最新一季的DVD版。

据报道,米歇尔-奥巴马是个名副其实的《唐顿庄园》迷,她求助于英国独立电视台,请求在第三季在美国首播前先睹为快。

据《太阳报》报道,奥巴马和米歇尔都是这部热门英剧的铁杆粉丝,而第三季在美国要等到明年1月6日才能上映,两人已经等不及了。

米歇尔联系到英国独立电视台,请求寄给她一些第三季的DVD。英国独立电视台答应了她的请求,这样美国总统夫妇就可以蜷缩在沙发上观看《唐顿庄园》的最新剧情了,当然是在空闲时间。

英国独立电视台的一位消息人士告诉该报:“我们听说奥巴马夫妇非常爱看这部剧,但当第一夫人办公室的人联系我们要提前看时,我们还是很吃惊。”

“他们很礼貌,我们也非常高兴向他们送去一些该剧的DVD。”

但英国独立电视台也希望奥巴马夫妇对剧情保密,不要剧透给其他海外粉丝。

他接着说:“我们希望他们能保密,因为我们的美国粉丝都还没看过,你懂的。”

这部剧在全球拥有众多粉丝,观众们对其中原汁原味的英国味道十分喜爱。

奥巴马也是铁杆粉丝之一。在英国首相卡梅伦今年三月访美时,他甚至一同邀请了《唐顿庄园》剧中的主演休•邦尼维尔和伊丽莎白•麦戈文格兰瑟姆(剧中的伯爵和伯爵夫人扮演者)参加白宫宴会。

另外,英国男星戴米恩•刘易斯最近还说,奥巴马也喜欢看他演的美国间谍剧《国土》,还索要了一盒签名DVD。

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